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Catoe reflects on time as Metro general manager

John Catoe reflected on his time as general manager at his final Metro Board meeting on Thursday.

Tags: D.C. , Metro Board , Metro General Manager , John Catoe , Nationals Park , Pope Benedict XVI , Barack Obama , Red Line crash , Richard Sarles

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 05:27pm EDT

Metro ready for cherry blossom crowds

Expect crowds on Metro over the next two weeks. The National Cherry Blossom Festival gets underway this weekend.

Tags: National Cherry Blossom Festival , Cherry Blossom Festival , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 12:59am EDT

Metro gets new emergency vehicles

MERVS, or Mobile Emergency Response Vehicles, come in pieces and can be assembled by fire fighters in about three minutes and placed on the tracks anywhere.

Tags: Mobile Emergency Response Vehicles , Hank Silverberg , Ron Mastin , Jason Mangen , Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 05:12pm EDT

Metro's oldest rail cars will be rolling out of service

At a board meeting on Thursday, Metro officials will present a plan that will set in motion the procurement of hundreds of new, next generation rail cars, known as 7000 series rail cars.

Tags: Red Line crash , Red Line , Silver Line , Steven Taubenkibel , 1000 Series cars , 7000 Series cars , National Transportation Safety Board

Monday - 03/22/2010, 03:49pm EDT

Metro eyeing new chief of safety

Metro has selected a transit official from the San Francisco area as its new head of safety, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Adam Tuss , James M. Dougherty

Monday - 03/15/2010, 02:09pm EDT

Metro fires train operator involved in derailment

About 350 passengers were on the Red Line train at the time of the Feb. 12 derailment.

Tags: D.C. , Red Line , Farragut North , Metro derailment

Friday - 03/12/2010, 04:55pm EST

Dulles Rail project on track, Wolf says

The first phase of the Silver Line, running from East Falls Church to Reston, is set to open by 2013, says Rep. Frank Wolf.

Tags: Dulles Rail , Silver Line , Frank Wolf , HOT lanes

Monday - 03/08/2010, 12:31am EST

Pentagon shooter acted alone

Investigators believe John Patrick Bedell who opened fire on Pentagon officers acted alone. Bedell, who died after the shootout, is not believed to be tied to terrorism.

Tags: Pentagon , crime , shooting , John Patrick Bedell , Pentagon Police , Richard Keevill , Colleen Kelleher ,

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 09:17pm EST

Drill will simulate shooting at Metro station

The drill will take place at the Friendship Heights Metro station late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Tags: Friendship Heights station

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 10:07am EST

'Federal intervention' possible for Metro

A group of senators calls Metro's safety record "unacceptable" and says "systematic failures" need to be addressed. The threat of a federal takeover comes as NTSB hearings open on Metro's deadliest ever crash.

Tags: subway crash , NTSB , transit system , Red Line , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 07:57am EST
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